Short note, BB'ers~ (Soon to be HME'ers!)
First of all, we're psyched! Thank you for the 'grats and the excitement. And thank you to gogo_ergo_sum
. You gals were awesome, are awesome, and... will be awesome.
Secondly, we do have some things to discuss - as you all well know, but we'd like to take this over to the New Community. hme_ooc
Seriously. Go join. Important discussing shall commence within the week. hme_ooc
See? Now you know we're serious. Linked twice? OHNOES BETTER DO IT.
See you soon~!
In September 2007, gogo_ergo_sum
were given bleach_beats
to moderate. It was an honor and an awesome challenge. We were thrilled to see the game grow and were very proud of the creativity and dedication players put into developing characters and storylines.
As you all know, the game had originally been based around the idea of two rival bands--the Vizard and the Arrancar--completing to be the top act on Sousuke Aizen's record label. Yet, since the inception of the game, there had never been enough Vizard or Arrancar at one time to focus on the band vs. band plot. So Bleach Beats became more of a "Slice of Life in the NYC music industry" game. It was still tough for some characters to develop real plot and it seemed foolish to continue with the original premise. Last spring, Gogo and Gogod decided to keep the idea of the music and entertainment industries, but wanted to change the plot and the structure of the game to "level the playing field" so to speak, so that an unplayed Arrancar or Vizard didn't seem more important to the overarching plot than a character who was present and very active.
We opted to give the game a break while Bleach_Beats Version 2 (to be called Hueco Mundo Entertainment, or HME) was developed and launched. We could mumble something about "the best laid plans," but instead we'll forge ahead with the good news. Yes, it's been a long while since we closed the game to applications and let it drift into hiatus. It's also been a while since Gogo and Gogod decided that it was time to pass the torch once again.
So, without further ado, we're very
pleased to announce that we have passed modshop of HME to kellenanne
(Kel) and davyn
(Byn). They will be serving as HME's head mods, with simply_day
(Day) and lcpdragonslayer
(LCP) assisting them as co-mods. We know that they're going to do great things with HME and will be awesome mods.
FYI: HME is still in the process of being developed. For now, discussion about transitioning from BB to HME can continue in this OOC forum. When HME gets ready to open, HME_OOC will become the forum for game discussion.
Now then, we ask your patience for just one more week, while Kel concentrates on her finals and finishes her school semester. Kel and Byn will be posting with more information soon. Please hold questions you may have for them specifically until then. Thnx.
Congrats again to Kel and Byn, and to Day and LCP!! We look forward to seeing HME come alive.
Finally, we want to say thank you to all the BB players for your creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication.
*salutes and exits stage left*
So I've been thinking a long time about this, since about the time I started packing up for school, and now that I'm in college I have no time for myself much less for rping. I don't want to be a burden on you all, and I think you all deserve someone who actually has the time to invest into the game, so that being said I'm dropping Yachiru.
It was fun while it lasted, and I'll miss you all tons. <3333333333
I don't wnat to..but my computer is on the fritz. Until I get it fixed my internet time will be sporadic at best, not enough to tag with the enthusiasm I would like to. Hopefully this will get cleared up soon. See you guys when I get back! ♥
((sorry for those seeing this twice ^^; ))
I'm gonna be MIA for a little while guys~ I'm leaving for college on Saturday and I'll be moving in on Monday/starting orientation on Tuesday. Right now I'm packing like crazy so yeah :D
I'm gonna say I'll be back around Sept 4th(ish) which is when I start classes and after allt eh orientation madness :DDD
((Sorry for people who get this twice))
Well I'm leaving on a week vacation to visit family, unfortunately this means no computer for a week. I apologize for the long waits on the logs I have with many of you, life has just been bogging everything down recently. But! Vacations are a great time to clear the cobwebs, and get get back into the writing groove.
Have a fun week everyone, and I'll see you all next Saturday! <3
[Sorry to some for the double post]
I forgot to post this in the OOC community!
BUT UM... I'M BACK/COMING OFF HIATUS.
I'VE MISSED YOU ALL AND TAIWAN WAS AWESOME.
[[Yes, I'm posting the same thing in HB, DEAL.]]
I apologize for not posting this sooner.
I'm taking a hiatus. Let's say... about a week. I know I owe people tags, but my real life needs my attention right now. I'll be back in a bit. ♥
Study break starts next week, and I will be having 5 exams across 16th to 28th June. I'll be spending a lot of time at uni so I won't be online, but I will come online when I get home. This will be past midnight for most of the Americans though, so
if you're not ling, gogo or occasionally D8 or Akaadji the best way to get in touch would be through e-mail or texting, I guess, if it's, for some reason, really that urgent.
I won't be going to group chats until the one on 30th of June (which is 1st of July for me).
Tags from Aizen, Ukitake and/or Kisuke will be delayed, but this should only affect about 3 or 4 people across both BB and HB. I don't mind starting new logs but do bear in mind that I can't tag as fast as I normally do.
Apologies - I know this is untimely since BB is going through a major overhaul and I happen to be one of the cogs in the machine, but it's kinda out of my control. I'll be around as much as possible if I am needed and will be happy to participate in anything that requires my input.
OK~ so~ Sere's graduating tomorrow and then on Tuesday I'm leaving for Taiwan for a month. That being said I'm going to have to cry haitus from now until July 10th (which is when I'll get back from overseas).
I'm not sure if I'll have net access when I'm in Taiwan, but I'll definitely try to sign on every once and awhile and keep in touch. I know of an internet cafe that's kind of nearby.
Gogo~ you're the only person I'm running a log with, so I'll leave it up to you if you wanna continue the log (extremely slowly) or you just wanna drop it. WHATEVER'S FINE WITH ME. I know a month is a long time :/
I 'POLOGIZE TO THE F-LIST WHO'S GETTING THIS MESSAGE TWICE, forgive me? :3?
No, I didn't forget about it.
Icon says it all? I be playing Kisuke Urahara, owner of Las Noches, the nightclub to be in on any given night in Manhattan. I will be happy to log with anyone keen in paying Las Noches a visit (or otherwise), and I do believe everyone knows my contact info by now but I'll put it up below anyway.
I'm almost always on MSN and I almost always forget to sign in to YIM >_> E-mail is the second best alternative if you can't find me on MSN.
- Music:Sixx:A.M. - Life Is Beautiful
Very quick mod post to inform everyone that veteran player LCP, aka,lcpdragonslayer
, has picked up Kisuke Urahara. Congrats to LCP! She's an awesome writer and one hell of an rp'er. As of today, she's got 760+ posts at The Grind (more than gogo and gogod combined...), and has reached the level of Honorary DOOMCOCK. ...Now THAT is quite an achievement!. We look forward to plotting and logging with LCP's Kisuke very soon.
Keep an eye on this OOC comm, as we'll be posting again shortly about some proposed changes to the plot and structure at BB. One year anniversary/birthday is a good thing, but and old RP like BB needs a little nip n' tuck, or general overhaul, in order to keep on keepin' on.ALSO... THE GRIND WILL BE DOWN FOR A GOOD PORTION OF THIS EVENING (SUNDAY, MAY 18). PLEASE TO BE BACKING UP LOGS AND TAGS JUST IN CASE.
thnxxx for your patience.
So I'm hopping the bandwagon and unfortunately dropping Shinji. There are many reasons behind my decision that I'm going to refrain from going into detail about, but the fact of the matter is there is nothing holding me here (except for one person, and you know who you are).
I do want to thank you all for giving me a chance to try him out, and I do love him, so hopefully I'll carry his awesome legacy with me.
Keep on keepin' on, gals. Sorry to drop the d-bomb on you.
May 2008 marks the one year anniversary for Bleach Beats. One year! That's pretty damn good for an RP, and by all means, we should be celebrating. In the past year, Bleach Beats has certainly had its ups and downs. It changed mods, lost a good number of players, and then gained a good number of players. And then gained more, and more, and more. Bleach Beats has had its moments of drama, but on the whole, has had much less than other RP's--which has certainly contributed to its longevity.
After having such a large cast for a while, BB has shrunk again. Change is inevitable, and new players and new chars do bring new life to the game. After months of relative inactivity, sindacirwen
is no longer with BB. Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Ulqui, as it was for Grimm and Ichi. Much sadder is the loss of Jo, ratherbe4gotten
, who has been a huge part of the game and our community for over 6 months. It was a complicated and difficult decision, but Jo has opted to drop all of her characters. She, and her Kira and Ikkaku, will be very missed.
So, that means that, along with other recent drops, Ulqui, Kisuke, Cirucci, Hiyori, Isshin, Ryuuken, Kira, and Ikkaku are now open and available for application. We continually receive new apps for BB chars every month, and are confident that some of these chars will be filled before too long.
As for BB's one year anniversary, and looking to the future... We'd LOVE to hear ideas and such from ya'll. The original plot at BB focused around the two bands. It was only recently that the we had enough chars to focus on that rivalry. Previously, BB has existed as more of a "Slice of Life" game based around the music industry in NYC. Again, the fact that BB continues to attract new players and readers means that we, as a community, must have been doing something right.
So, what do YOU all want to see happen at BB? What do you all want to pursue in terms of plot arcs and logs? Do tell!! We're very open to ideas. One plot arc we'd been discussing for some time was an awards show. If ya'll are pinged on this--great! We can certainly move in that direction. If people have other ideas--let's hear them. If a few strong ideas are generated, we could certainly discuss and then take a vote.
THOUGHTS? CONCERNS? HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY BB?? Hell yeah! And many, many thanks to the dedicated players that keep BB fresh and exciting. We thank you, as always, for your continued enthusiasm and creativity.
lkajdsf I know I should have done this a lot sooner (in fact, I'm a little surprised I didn't get caught in an activity sweep), but I'm dropping Cirucci again.
I hate to do this, since I still love my memories of playing her here the first time and I was looking forward to playing with a lot of you, especially the ones I had to pleasure of meeting for the first time since I re-joined. But, I tend to have eyes bigger than my RP stomach and I really didn't have the time to commit to a logging game, especially when my muses for Bleach aren't as strong as they used to be.
I'm sorry for hanging onto the character for so long and never really getting to play and interact as much as I'd have liked (orz which is part of the reason I held off on this longer than was really polite). And I'm especially sorry to Gogo and Gogod for applying only to fade out so quickly.
Thank you for your time, all of you. And I really hope we can play somewhere together again.
Hi, I'm Jay and I am indeed a girl, contrary to popular belief. Possibly the baby of the group too. Guess my character choice makes sense then... Oh, and I'll be playing the boy wonder. Must remember that...
What was I saying? Ah, yes, I won't attach his background, simply because I was a little too enthusiastic and now it's far too long ^^;; It's not really that different from the one currently up, it just has a little extra info concerning his autism.
Anyway, getting back to the point. A little bit about the little wonder. Well, we moved from incoherent babble to proper sentences now, as you may have heard. He's a savant, and something of a genius playing the violin, though he only plays Arrancar songs. It's from memory though, so still impressive. Head of the fanclub, doer of paperwork, with an attention span that makes Gin Ichimaru look like the most patient man in the world (no offense intended Mr. Goldfish).
He's a bit strange to talk to, since he struggles to look at people while he's talking, but has a tendency to stare when it's their turn to make up for it. Oh, and he occasionally asks what face you're making because he can't interpret it. He only knows a couple. Happy is his favourite ^^
If you want to talk with me, log with me, or tell me to shut the hell up, I'm easy to catch on MSN (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through PM, or email if you feel like it (same email applies).
I think that's all... oh, I'm UK based, so I'm probably operating in a different time zone from most of you. Still, I'll try to be around ^^
I should probably stop talking now...
Quick announcement to welcome our new Wonderweiss, blanc_lapin
, aka Jay (whom we thought, based on the name, was a guy... But no. Jay is indeed a she.) So, please give her a warm BB welcome. Jay's Wonderweiss is a high-functioning autistic, which means he can communicate (more or less), but is still in his special Wonderweiss world~ We'll let Jay describe him some more. Char background will be posted early next week, after I get back home.
Pretty much, I only have one log going with Yachi right now... AND SHE'S LONELY.
Log with me, pretty please?
It won't be dangerous... I think.( Contact InfoCollapse )
I'M WAITING FOR YOOOOU <333
I won't burden you guys with the gory details, but I'm sure you've noticed my activity declining over the last few months.
I've decided to drop out of the Bleach Beats game, and I will miss you.
At this time, I will offer to wrap up existing logs, and whatever Shizuka would like to log that we've talked about. Aside from logs with Ichigo, I won't take on anything new, and once these are finished, I will fade off, and let someone else have the monumentally fun chance to play Isshin Kurosaki.
Also, because thenakedcat
and I seem to come as a package deal, she too is withdrawing from the game, and is offering to wrap up any open logs she has.
For everyone's clarity, here's what was written in our email to Pinky:
There were many factors that were taken into consideration when we wrote this email, one of which being the fact that we had gotten multiple complaints about Pinky over the last couple of months. Also, the email doesn't say, "One month and the GTFO." It says, "maybe the best thing is to set a hiatus for a month and then check in to see how things are going for you." No ultimatum was given. Pinky has taken several hiatuses, one being more than a month long. Which is fine. But after being inactive for several months and asking for more time off, our opinion was that it would be best for her to drop the character, or, as stated, take a month and then check in with us.
As for the concerns or questions some of you have about the mods asking players to use the Grind... That came about after some players were asked, or pushed, to take on logs or scenarios they were uncomfortable with. Some players have a hard time saying "no," whether it's a crack log, sex log, or other scenario. Our response was to have everything out in the open, so when a player says, 'I'm uncomfortable with this..." (which happens more often than some might think) we could see and respond, or offer advice. If anyone has an issue with using the Grind, we're happy to discuss.
It's also impossible to sign into messengers everyday, but between the two of us, we're generally reachable. And, we do have email that we check frequently. Our contact information is avail thru the OOC board and on the BB profile page. If you don't see us on a messenger, you can try email and we'll sign on to your messenger of choice as soon as possible.